ICSW Sweden in English

ICSW Sweden is the national committee in Sweden of the International Council on Social Welfare, ICSW. ICSW Sweden is a national network founded in 1963 with today some 30 members representing for instance NGOs, government agencies and private welfare companies working for social justice and social development. See list below.

ICSW Sweden is a link for members to the Nordic, European and global networks for exchange at regional and international conferences etc.


To contact ICSW Sweden please send a email to info@icsw.se



The membership of ICSW Sweden consists of a smaller number of individual members and the following organizational members.

  • Akademikerförbundet SSR, a trade union for social workers and other university graduates
  • Svensk Kuratorsförening, the Swedish Association of Health Social Workers (link only to Swedish site)
  • CIF-Sweden, Council of International Fellowship, Swedish branch
  • Frälsningsarmén, the Salvation Army, Sweden (link only to Swedish site)
  • Stockholms Stadsmission, Stockholm’s City Mission (link only to Swedish site)
  • Stiftelsen Allmänna Barnhuset, Children´s Welfare Foundation Sweden (link only to Swedish site)
  • Attendo IOF, a private corporation providing publicly funded care and social care on behalf of municipalities in the Nordic countries (link only to Swedish site)
  • Vårljus, a corporation owned by 25 municipalities in the county of Stockholm providing residential care and counselling and treatment for social services mainly (link only to Swedish site)
  • Verdandi, a Swedish workers’ organisation striving for social justice and a society free from alcohol-related injuries
  • CAN, the Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs, an independent organisation with more than 40 non-governmental member organisations
  • IOGT-NTO, a temperance movement organization in Sweden (link only to Swedish site)
  • EAPN Sweden, (European Anti Poverty Network)
  • Adoptionscentrum, a non-profit members’ organisation with 9000 member families, the majority of whom are adoptive
  • FORSA Riks, the Swedish association for research in social work, the national section (link only to Swedish site)
  • Seven schools of social work
  • Familjeforum AB i Lund
  • MIA, the Swedish Intercountry Adoptions Authority, a government agency


IASSW, ICSW and IFSW Biennial Joint World Conference 8-12 July 2012, Stockholm, Sweden

Welcome to the Social Work Social Development 2012: Action and Impact. Stockholm will be the meeting point for policymakers, social workers, scholars and students to exchange experience and development in social work practice, social research and education and social policy to develop a sustainable welfare system for the future.
…..Eva Holmberg-Herrström Chair of the Local Organisation Committee

For more information visit the Stockholm 2012 conference website.

World Conference in Stockholm 2012